[Xcb] Few questions about the X selections

Thomas Adam thomas.adam22 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 10:54:26 PST 2008

Hello --

On 26/01/2008, Barton C Massey <bart at cs.pdx.edu> wrote:
> Oh shut up.  It's his time to "waste", and I'm all for him
> wasting it if he wants to.  Do you write software?  If so,
> why?  Waste of time.

I do, and sometimes I wonder how to claw back some of it.  :)

> There's also various other things that have X protocol
> analyzers now, such as wireshark.  A lot of folks are
> debugging by running Xephyr under GDB.

That's true; I quite like Xephyr over (I am now assuming) Xnest.

> We could really use a good selections analysis and
> conversion tool, as Maxim describes, though.  I've thought
> about writing one myself, but haven't had the time.  You're
> probably aware of xclip, but it only deals with text
> selections and really doesn't provide much debugging.  I'd
> love to see someone extend or replace it to support
> arbitrary mime types and to give better information about
> what's going on.

Can you elaborate more on what you'd like it to do?

-- Thomas Adam

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